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The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

By Browning, Robert




Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.

In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.


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The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

BROWNING, Robert.

London: Geoorge Harrap, 1934. First. hardcover. fine. Rackham. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 4 color plates, 14 drawings in black & white, tan & white pictorial endpapers. Thin 8vo, full limp vellum, stamped in gilt. Original board slipcase (rubbed). London: George Harrap, (1934). First Edition. A fine copy. Limited edition. One of only 410 signed copies.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George Harrap & Co., 1934 #198 of 410 copies - signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Publisher's full limp vellum binding with gilt lettering to front cover. In publisher's unprinted onion skin dust jacket (with tears and creases) and cardboard slipcase with paper spine label. Illustrated with four full color plates and several B&W illustrations by Rackham. A fine copy of a scarce Rackham title.. Limited. Vellum. Fine/Slipcase. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Pied Piper of Hamelin.

BROWNING, Robert.

1934. BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Original limp vellum, T.e.g,. unprinted onionskin dust jacket, housed in publisher's board slipcase, printed paper spine label. London: George Harrap & Co., [1934]. First edition. One of 410 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Latimore & Haskell, p.71. 4 full page color plates, 14 black and white illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Some chipping to d/j, spine label of box lightly sunned and chipped, else fine.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Robert Browning; illustrated by Arthur Rackham

sp;- London - George G. Harrap, 1934 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautiful illustrated edition with unclippeddustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelinwith colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First edition. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in piedclothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children's death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children's Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin's children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonise Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. He was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images. With previous owner's bookplate to front blank. Condition: Bound inoriginal paper wraps,with unclipped dustwrapper, in protectivebrodart wrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear andslight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark to pages. Overall:FINE with a FINE dustwrapper.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

BROWNING, Robert.

London: George G. Harrap, 1934. Limited. hardcover. very good(-). Arthur Rackham . Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 4 color plates, 14 drawings in black & white, tan & white pictorial endpapers. Thin 8vo, full limp vellum, stamped in gilt (vellum is well-rubbed and lightly stained with some fading of the gilt; first 3 pages are creased at corner and frontispiece is torn at upper right inner margin, not affecting the image). London: George Harrap, (1934). A very good(-) copy, internally clean. Limited edition. Number 269 of only 410 copies, signed by Rackham.

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Pied Piper Of Hamelin, The

Browning, Robert

RANDOM HOUSE. New. New New Good Books

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1888. [1888] Orange illustrated boards with 1-2 inch scraping to top of paper on upper board. Back board has illustration and a 1/4 " scraping to top edge. The first 20 pages are text of the story. Every page after that has full page colorful illustration with one sentence text. 64 pages. Edges of leaves blue. Green designed endpapers. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. F/VG. 1934. 1st Am. trade Edition?. Hardbound. Ca1934. Burgundy cloth, with color pictorial pasted on cover by Rackham. Pictorial eps. Very scarce in DJ. Very minor light spine tips rubbing. Color pictorial DJ with very light extremity rubbing, chipping, a touch of soil and a couple tiny closed edge tears. ; 4 Color plates & B/W illus; 44 pages .

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1939. 38pp, rebound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth back, title in gilt to spine, gilt roll to edges of morocco, decorated endpapers. Externally near fine, internally some very light foxing to half-title and title, text has sporadic light foxing, but is generally fairly clean. Colour frontispiece and black and white line drawings by Rackham. Original upper wrapper bound in at rear. Reprint. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 8vo.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

(Rackham, Arthur) Browning, Robert

London: Harrap, 1934. First trade edition. 4 color plates, numerous full page and text illustrations, tan and white end papers by Arthur Rackham 45 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cream pictorial wrappers. Fine in fine dust jacket. Rackham, Arthur. First trade edition. 4 color plates, numerous full page and text illustrations, tan and white end papers by Arthur Rackham 45 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Latimore and Haskell p. 71; Riall p. 186

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. Phil: Lippincott [1934]. 8vo, red cloth with pict. paste-on, fine. First American edition. Illustrated with cover plate, silhouette endpapers, 4 color plates plus lovely black and whites in-text.

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

London: Quilter first edition, 1898. Hardcover. Good. Decorations by Harry Quilter. Printed on vellum throughout 129x105mm gilt overal stylized design (tips worn & lacking spine) [50]pp each page is stubbed onto cloth hinge. The text is ornamented by Mary Quilter. The detail in the art nouveau designes is incredible and printing on vellum is difficult so probably few copies printed. There are hidden dragons, peacocks, mice, frogs, bats, dancers among the interlaced flowers, grapes etc.

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

RICHARDS, G.M.. BROWNING,ROBERT. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. NY: Macmillan 1927 (Aug. 1927). 12mo (6 x x"), pictorial boards, Fine in soiled dust wrapper with 5 edge chips. 1st edition of this title in the MACMILLAN HAPPY HOUR SERIES, beautifully illustrated in bold colors by G.M. RICHARDS. See Bader p. 27 -33 who discusses the Macmillan Happy Hour Series saying " ... it was the wave of the future, and the results in terms of book design were little short of revolutionary.

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

RICHARDS, G.M.. BROWNING,ROBERT. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. NY: Macmillan 1927 (Aug. 1927). Square small 8vo (5 3/4"), pictorial boards, owner inscription on copyright page else Fine in lightly soiled and frayed dust wrapper. 1st ed. of this title in the MACMILLAN HAPPY HOUR SERIES, beautifully illustrated in bold colors by G.M. RICHARDS. See Bader p. 27 -33 who discusses the Macmillan Happy Hour Series saying " ... it was the wave of the future, and the results in terms of book design were little short of revolutionary.

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Browning, Robert

Frederick Warne. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Pages clean and bright and no foxing. Cover shows some wear but it is very good for the age of the book. ; Color Illustrations; 25 cm; 47 pages .

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888. Original brown cloth spine over sand color paper boards with pied piper decoration and white and black lettering. Wear on all edges, wear on joints and upper right corner creased from bend. Some staining and rubbing on covers. All edges stained green and green endpapers. Hinges starting, but book not shaken. 36 Kate Greenaway illustrations. Ownership signatures on front pastedown and ffep. Upper right corners of first few pages bent a bit. . First Edition. Cloth Backed Boards. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Kate Greenaway. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade.

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

DUVOISIN. (DUVOISIN,ROGER)illus. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. NY: Grosset and Dunlap (1936). Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, slight wear, near Fine in soiled dust wrapper. Prob. 1st ed. A beautiful picture book illustrated on every page with either bold full page color illustrations or detailed black and whites. This is a nice copy of an early work by Duvoisin, similar in style and format to his "Little Boy Was Drawing".

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The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

Browning, Robert

Grosset & Dunlap, 1936. First Printing. Cloth backed pictorial boards with lightly rubbed front edges +name on front end paper, else tight, bright and unmarked. Lightly worn, un-clipped ($1.00) is lightly scuffed and chipped (tiny ones) on rear. Black & white + vivid color illustrations by Roger Duvoisin. Very nice.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Duvoisin, Roger.

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

BROWNING, ROBERT

DUVOISIN. (DUVOISIN,ROGER)illus. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning. NY: Grosset and Dunlap (1936). 9 3/4 x 12 3/4", cloth backed pictorial boards, slight wear, near Fine in very lightly worn VG+ dust wrapper. Probable 1st edition. A beautiful picture book illustrated on every page with either bold full page color illustrations or detailed black and whites. This is a nice copy of an early work by Duvoisin, similar in style and format to his "Little Boy Was Drawing".

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

BROWNING, Robert [illustr. Arthur RACKHAM].

London: George Harrap and Co., 1939.. First Edition thus. Octavo. Bound in pictorial paper covers, showing the piper compelling the mice to dance, with titles to the front cover. With coloured frontispiece and numerous inset black and white illustrations. Paper covers show very well, bright and vivid, with a small tear to the base of the spine. Internally clean and free from spotting, the illustrations remain sharp, beautiful, and somewhat disturbing. Browning's gleefully dark poem is perfectly captured in Rackham's illustrations, the skinny rag-and-bones piper appearing by turns as both as a needy and dependent outsider and a threatening and sinister revenant.

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